Josh / Past Projects

This performance explores the traces that lie in between—sound & silence, light & dark, past & present, physical & transcendental—through the piano music of Tan Dun, choreography by Ivan Perez and Ming-Lung Yang, with direction and design by Cryptic.

An overlapping series of choreographed moments drawn from female archetypes – spanning East to West, Antiquity to Contemporary – the performance uncovers traces that remain and traces we create for the future. Led by the Eastern aesthetic of ‘emptiness’, this performance paints scenes in watercolour, inviting the audience to find their way through their own imagination.

“Beautifully staged, choreographed… visually stunning.” Taipei Times

Commissioned by National Performing Arts Centre – National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan.

Composer: Tan Dun
Director & Designer: Josh Armstrong
Co-Director: Cathie Boyd
Choreographers: Iván Pérez Aviles & Ming-Lung Yang
Lighting Designer: Nich Smith
Costume Designer: Keith Lin
Delegate Producer: Dance Forum Taipei
Executive Producer: Anmaro Asia Arts

Premiered at Autumn Dance Festival, National Theatre & Concert Hall of National Performing Arts Centre, Taipei; followed by performances at Yuanlin Performance Hall, Taichung, 2015; Northern Miaoli Art Centre & Crescentia Cultural Centre, Taichung, 2016 and a 2017 Spring Tour to Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag; Parkstad Limburg, Heerlen; Chasse Theater, Breda and De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands.

HUI: snow, moon & flower was developed at Cove Park during a Cryptic Spring Residency 2015.